***Tickets have just sold out but please come tomorrow even if you were not able to register. We will have registration tables at the event.***
“A Luta Continua-The Struggle Continues” is a symposium and reception that will explore and celebrate the impact of students from Southern Africa on the UCLA campus and the City of Los Angeles. Beginning in the late 1950’s, many students from Africa and the Diaspora sought intellectual challenges and political refuge at UCLA. It could be argued, however, that none had a greater impact than the students from Southern Africa. Through the life, work and ideas of Arthur Wina, Bernard Magubane, Mazisi Kunene, Thamsanqa “Tim” Ngubeni and others, “A Luta Continua” will tell the story of their vast contributions to African Studies, Diversity and Campus Governance. Through their scholarship and activism, these Bruins did not only help shape the struggles to liberate Southern Africa from Colonialism and Apartheid. In the process, they helped change Los Angeles and UCLA forever.
However, today we still have a challenge. Now that the political struggle against Colonialism and Apartheid has been won, how do we channel the talents and passions of those struggles into collaborative endeavors to advance educational opportunities for young Americans and Southern Africans so that they can overcome the legacies of the past? This is a discussion in which we must all be involved and all voices heard.
There will be music, speakers, panel discussions, information tables and food provided.
Please print your ticket.
Organized by Southern Africa Task Force
UCLA Fowler Museum & Terrace
May 18, 2013
5:00-7:00pm, Public Reception
Nearest Pay By Space Parking Lots are 4 and 5. All Day parking costs $11.